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America’s Heroes Group holds holiday dinner


Mayoral candidate, William “Bill” Daley invited women veterans and their families to a dinner sponsored by his campaign while a guest on radio talk personality Cliff Kelley’s America’s Heroes Group broadcast. Daley, a former Commerce Secretary, talked about his experience with veterans while in the Obama Administration and what his ongoing commitment will be if elected the next mayor of Chicago.

In his role as Chief of Staff for President Barack Obama, Daley visited the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland with his wife. Daley described his experience as one of the most “moving and meaningful afternoons he had spent in his life.” It was their dedication to the country and positive attitude about dealing with their own situations that inspired him and his wife. The soldiers had a steadfast optimism for what they were doing and what they wanted to continue doing for their county.

“They cannot be forgotten heroes. They have to be the people that we continue to deal with or else we are less people,” said Daley referring to veterans, including the contribution of women. In recognition of the military service of women, the “Silent Heroes,” the Bill Daley for Mayor campaign held a Holiday Dinner for 100 homeless and at-risk veteran women at Pearl’s Place, 3901 S. Michigan Ave. On Saturday, December 1. 


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